T Level Building Services for Construction: Plumbing & Heating Engineering
Construction & Construction Trades
Students aged 16-18
What is the course about?
This exciting new T Level Building Services Engineering is equivalent to 3 A Levels and the perfect stepping stone for anyone wanting a career in construction, specialising in plumbing and heating engineering.
Delivered by expert tutors and industry specialists, this programme will broaden your career prospects and fully prepare you for a future in this rewarding sector. You will cover a variety of topics including building technology principles, building services engineering systems and construction methods. This means that when it comes to employment, you will have the knowledge and skills to go wherever your ambitions take you.
Why should I choose the course?
This T Level programme is written in collaboration with our expert construction teaching team, industry links and employers. Through a blend of classroom working and an extended industry placement, you will be fully prepared for a highly successful career within the building services industry.
You will develop knowledge and understanding of concepts, theories and principles relevant to the building services industry. Through practical application of skills, both within the classroom setting and within an extended industry placement, you will be fully equipped for your next steps.
You will learn in our state-of-the-art fully equipped workshops. Our workshops and classrooms have the latest industry relevant technology and equipment.
What will I learn?
You will develop skills and knowledge in a wide range of construction areas including:
- Health and safety
- The science behind building design, surveying and planning
- Making accurate and appropriate measurements
- Construction methods
- Building regulations and standards
- Data management and information standards in construction
- Relationship management and customer service
- How the Internet of Things (IoT) impacts construction
- Digital engineering techniques
- Mathematical techniques to solve construction problems
- Construction design principles and processes
- The construction industry and its role in the economy
- Sustainability and the environmental impact of construction
- Business, commerce and corporate social responsibility
You will also learn about topics specific to building services engineering, including:
- Building technology principles
- Building services engineering systems
- Maintenance principles
- Tools, equipment and materials
- Hot & cold-water systems
- Central heating
- Boosted cold water
- Boosted hot water
- Unvented & vented cylinders
What will the course lead on to?
This T Level will fully prepare you for employment and a dynamic career. Due to the broad range of topics covered on the Engineering for Construction T Level, you’ll be equipped for a career in a variety of settings. You could work as a:
- Building Services Engineer, earning up to £50,000 per year
- Heating & Ventilation Engineer, earning up to £35,000 per year
You can also use this T Level to progress to a related higher-level apprenticeship or course of study at degree level.
Are there any links with industry and university?
You will complete an extended industry relevant placement across the plumbing sector, equivalent to 315 hours over two years.
Whilst we highly recommended you to self-source your own industry placement, you will have the support of an industry placement officer to provide the extra help in finding relevant industry placements as required. Within the placement you will apply your classroom-based skills and knowledge within an industry environment, giving you the experience to better preparing you for future employment.
What support is available?
You will be allocated a progress coach who will provide you with support to help you succeed on your study programme and progress on to your chosen career or progression path. We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.
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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?
This course is delivered by our expert teachers and is designed in collaboration with industry and employers. It is delivered within our state-of-the-art Advanced Construction and Civil Engineering Centre, with all the very latest industry relevant tools, equipment and emerging technologies.
The unique blend of classroom delivery and industry placement will fully prepare you for your next steps, whether that be into highly skilled employment, higher education or onto an apprenticeship.
What are the entry requirements?
You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and maths, or you will have needed to have successfully completed a Level 2 course and have GCSE English and maths at grade 4 or above.
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